and possibly slightly inappropriate too. how much did you spend on a wedding/engagement ring? I'm going to go that route soon, the problem is that I have no money in the bank, no money after rent/bills each month, and a credit card that has been slightly abused. (i do have good credit though) I've talk about everything concerning this with the lady, she has gone from wanting a nice ring, to not wanting diamond, to wanting a diamond, to wanting a big diamond, to not wanting to spend anything on a ring to... yeah, you get the point. Dare I say typical female The thing is, she does in the end want something nice, but I think both she and I just want to get married, and that is more important right now. I've been thinking later on when we are more stable financially I can get her the ring she has always wanted. My take is that its a rock... big deal, the meaning behind it is what is important. But for a lot of girls its one of the most important items in life. I know that the ring shouldn't matter, and really it doesn't... but we all know, it kinda does. any advice/insights/opinions would be appreciated.